The View From 1776
Monday, July 28, 2014
Criminality In Foreign Affairs
Liberal-progressives, since the days of the Warren Supreme Court, have institutionalized the notion that neither the law-abiding public nor victims have rights of protection against criminals. More important, in the liberal-progressive view, is allowing a criminal to go free on technicalities than seeing that justice is done.
The Obama administration now has extended that doctrine to its foreign policy. When the criminals are Islamic jihadists such as Hamas, any defensive action by Israel is denounced by Obama or Kerry as unacceptable aggression.
Israel has little choice but to do its best to obliterate Hamas’s capacity to fire hundreds of rockets daily into civilian settlements and cities in Israel. Since Israel will be denounced no matter what it does to defend itself, the Israelis should proceed full-speed with their assault against Hamas in Gaza.